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Mother of school shooter pleads guilty to attempted hindering prosecution

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The mother of the Discovery Middle School shooter pleaded guilty to attempted hindering prosecution. Safia Memon cut a deal with prosecutors weeks after her son, Hammad Memon, pleaded guilty to the murder of classmate Todd Brown.

Safia Memon agreed to jail time, a fine and probation. She agreed to plead to a lesser charge of attempted hindering prosecution. According to court documents, that's a Class A misdemeanor.

Safia Memon took off with her son in April of 2012. Investigators tracked her cell phone and caught them in Texas. Authorities said they were preparing to leave the country.

That was just a couple of months before Hammad was set to go to trial for the murder of Todd Brown.

Safia Memon has agreed to 364 days in jail, a $5,000 fine, and restitution to law enforcement.

Hammad's father, Iqbal Memon also faces a hindering prosecution charge. There is no indication that he plans to plead guilty. His trial is set for August 5.

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